March 8th, 2003

First Training Ride with the group...

I arrived at the Green Road Park at about 9:15 for the 9:30 demo on how to change flat tires. Only one person was there, a real nice, cute guy named Gordon, who shortly into the conversation mentioned his girlfriend.

At about 9:40, the guys who did the demo arrived, and at about 9:50, they started. They changed the rear tired, which is the hardest, but as they promised, it wasn't so bad when it was all said in done. They also had a tube with a small hole in it that they repaired with a patch repair kit. I'll have to run out to REI and get a tube, a patch kit, and the little implements that help remove and put the tire back on.

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After the ride, I went home and had lunch. A little later, I ran out to REI and bought the tire-changing stuff, a rear-mount pouch, gloves, and two water bottle holders. I also "joined" REI for a purchase-percentage refund at the end of the year. Spent about $80 in all.

I arrives at Oasis at about 10 till 9, and Ronnie arrived shortly after. I didn't spend much time with him as, as always, I was dancing most of the time. He left after probably an hour, without saying bye. I hope I didn't upset him.

Part way through the evening Mark K. (formerly from the GLBT book club) arrived, and we danced several dances together. He had taken swing lessons in the past, but had never two-stepped. He cut on pretty quickly. At one time he was talking with Ross, and I thought, now that is a sexy couple.

Joe arrived late, and I met his new boyfriend, Javier, and had a couple of dances with him. Always fun. There were quite a few Lesbians there, one of them was having a birthday, and another of them did a Karaoke song to Patsy Cline's "Crazy." Oh my God, the woman had a phenomenal voice.

I danced until about 12:30.